Fassbender: Prometheus in New World
In a new interview with IFC, Michael Fassbender says that Prometheus is in a whole new world altogether from the other Alien films and thus may imply that the movie will NOT have LV-426 as how some fans have speculated. This world could also merely mean the Alien film universe in general and not necessarily planet locations. Regardless, he has more to say on Prometheus and the relevant excerpts from the IFC article are as follows:
“It’s a slow burn,” Fassbender told IFC. “There are again sort of action sequences in it of course, but they’re there at the right time to serve the plot as opposed to just filling in another scene.”
Fassbender did not use the word “prequel” when describing the relationship between “Prometheus” and “Alien,” but he note that Lindelof and Scott crafted a film that can stand on its own.
“That was the first thing that struck me when I read it,” the actor explained. “I was like ‘Oh, another Alien film’, I was like ‘Where are you really going to go?’ and then you realize that it’s not and the world we know and we’ve seen in the other Alien films…this is another world.”
That new world will not forget its ties to established continuity, however, and Fassbender expects audiences to pick up on those cues. If the first “Prometheus” trailer was any indication, those cues will be plentiful, with the Space Jockey, his horse-shoe shaped spaceship and the Weyland-Yutani Coporation’s logo all showing up onscreen.
“There are connecting veins and you will recognize things,” Fassbender said, “but it’s like wow this is a whole new world altogether.”
“I haven’t seen anything,” he said, “but speaking to Ridley he seems to be really happy.”
Full article here: http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/01/michael-fassbender-prometheus-interview-alien